Drywall,taping attic ceiling


Foot step on Attic Drywall Ceiling Easy Fix! How to repair a cracked drywall ceiling with the furring strip trick. Attic step throughs happen more than one would think. Some worse than others. I've seen them where someone completely falls through their ceiling from their attic. This customer of mine had broken her leg all while in her attic gathering things because her house had sold and she was having movers come that day. Thankfully this ceiling in the video pnly has a 15" crack and some loose drywall. I'm going to be repaing a ceiling crack from someones foot stepping down on the drywall ceiling creating the crack. I'm going to show you a little trick to making this a very small repair instead of a big headache of a drywall ceiling repair job. I'll also sow you how to mix 5 minute hot mud to do the first coat of the drywall finishing over a fiberglass mesh tape. Then i will be skim coating over the old school painted popcorn two times with all purpose joint compound. Then I'll...

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Inspect the area for any obstructions, such as electrical wires, ductwork, or protruding pipes. Install furring strips to the framing in order to create a flat, even surface for drywall installation around these obstacles.


Mark the wall studs to indicate the locations of the ceiling joists for reference during the installation process. You'll also want to mark the placement of light fixtures and electrical boxes.


Build a T-Brace, if necessary. This will provide the leverage and support needed to raise the drywall panels to the ceiling when you're working alone. Use a 2 foot (60.96 cm) piece of 1 by 4 (2.54 by 10.16 cm) and nail it to a 2 by 4 (5.08 by 10.16 cm) that is long enough to be 1 foot (30.48 cm) higher than the length from the floor to the ceiling.


Hang the drywall, starting in the corner, where you can use a full sheet. Raise the first sheet to the ceiling so you can get an idea of the placement across...

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This site on how to drywall is for the beginner. The methods involve more steps than what a professional would probably use and the higher-moisture compound I suggest is not what pro's would recommend but here's the good news: The methods on this site are easy to master, involve NO SANDING (except minimal sanding at the end), and the results are professional in quality!This site is for the beginner that wishes to redo a room, make a repair, or finish an addition and doesn't have the money on hand to pay a pro. The instructions given on this site assume you know nothing about finishing drywall. There are plenty of pictures and the steps are broken down to include all the subtle (but essential) details. I would, however, recommend that if you need to drywall an entire home or finish high ceilings, you should employ a professional. Your best bet to find a good local professional drywall contractor is to seek referrals from friends.

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Professional drywall taping will ensure your Simcoe County home is ready for the final touches in no time.

Drywall taping is one of the final steps when you have added drywall to your home. Taping provides the seamless look from one slab of drywall to another and prepares joints and cracks for the final stages of the drywall installation process. Whether you have already begun to install drywall in your home and need help with the finishing touches, or if you need professional help with drywall installation from start to finish, our team at Whitten’s Drywall is here to assist you.

When you are installing drywall in your home, drywall taping is an important step in the finishing stages to make your room look complete. The three final steps include drywall taping, drywall filling, and the finishing coat for a completed look. Where the drywall connects at joints with the walls and ceiling, drywall tape is embedded to create a solid appearance. Drywall taping allows for...

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The foam solution to ceiling moisture problems

Foaming a vaulted ceiling

Pros spray foaming agents into open spaces. The materials expand and harden in place, forming the insulation layer.

Inexplicably, some well-built vaulted ceilings, complete with vents and fiberglass insulation, have moisture problems. The drywall becomes stained, the insulation becomes damp and the roof wood can even begin to rot.

Foam insulation is an excellent, although expensive solution. But it’s not a DIY project. There are two types available: “open” and “closed” cell. The terms refer to whether the foam bubbles burst during curing, making the foam soft like a sponge, or remain intact and firm, like those in the rigid foam panels at home centers.

Closed-cell foam in a vaulted ceiling offers substantial advantages over open-cell. First, closed-cell foam has a 60 percent higher R-value per inch than open-cell (6.3 vs. 3.9). The higher R-value reduces condensation when...

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Drywall Tape: Fiberglass vs Paper – Need Plaster Repair? Your Old

Which drywall tape is better for plaster repair? The answer may surprise you.

How do I tape the wall and ceiling sheetrock? – Yahoo! Answers

Best Answer: On a full sheet, the factory edge is dished down for taping. When to factory edges are stacked together, or nailed one along the other, use

Drywall – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Drywall, also known as plasterboard, wallboard or gypsum board is a panel made of gypsum plaster pressed between two thick sheets of paper. It is used to make

Repairing Drywall Seams: How to Fix Damaged Sheetrock Tape on a

This article explains how to repair drywall seams that have separated on your walls. It lists the tools and materials needed and details the steps from prep to paint.

Install Drywall on a Ceiling – DrywallTips.org

Points out ways to install drywall on a ceiling....

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My wife and I recently decided to redo our master bath. We tore everything out completely with the exception of our ceiling drywall. Which leads me to a few questions:

1) How should I go about taping the seams between the fresh drywall on the walls and the ceiling (the ceiling has multiple layers of paint on it). I've torn the previous layer of tape from the ceiling, but I'm wondering if I should "rough up" the ceiling a bit more in order to give the new mud something to stick to.

2) How should I treat the joints between drywall and cement board on the walls? fiberglass tape and mud? or fiberglass tape and thinset?

3) How should I treat the joints seems between the cement board and the ceiling? Silicone? I'll be tiling all the way to the ceiling in the shower...

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How to Install Drywall

Some planning should be done on the

install layout

before embarking on drywall hanging. Beginners should review the nuts and bolts of

drywall installation

before going further with the particulars of

how to install drywall guide

which explains the actual cutting and fastening of the sheets. Ceilings bring the challenge of elevating the boards and this should be thought out in advance before you

install ceiling drywall

. With clues on the complications of the special ceiling types of

ceiling drywall installs for vault

and its variations. Also

boxed ceilings


hanging custom ceilings

. [

see also

specifics on

how to install corner drywall


The drywall lift brings improved board logistics to many installs.

Taping and Mudding
Follow the instructionals and learn how to mudd and tape drywall and the types of compound are described for mudding. A run down...

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Of course, you don't want to replace that drywall on the ceiling. For me, drywall installation rates as one of my least favorite jobs--and that's for walls. Ceilings are worse. You're doing this out of necessity, not out of love. It won't be fun or easy.

What has happened might be that a section of drywall is saggy, warped, droopy, broken, moldy, or wet. You have assessed the problem and determined that this is more than just a spot repair. The problem extends so far that... it's best to remove an entire 4'x8' drywall panel, or at least a large section of it, and replace it with a new panel of the same size.

Here are a few procedural tips that will make the going a bit...

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1. Spread a drop cloth around the area.
2. Use a putty knife to scrape damaged paint from the ceiling. Hold the putty knife at a 30-degree angle for the best results. Remove all the paint from the ceiling to avoid mismatched textures.
3. Use the utility knife to remove any damaged sections of drywall. For small areas, remove as little drywall as possible. For larger damaged areas, cut out the entire damaged area and replace it with a patch using standard drywall repair techniques.
4. With a small putty knife, spread a thin layer of joint compound along each seam.
5. After smoothing the compound, cut a piece of drywall tape to length and apply it to the wet compound. Drywall tape has no adhesive and must be applied while the joint compound is still wet.
6. With a clean putty knife, smooth the tape to remove air bubbles.
7. Apply a layer of joint compound on top of the tape. Allow the compound to dry, and sand it smooth. Use a wider...

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Drywall panels create smooth walls and ceilings when installed correctly. The key to professional-looking results is to butt the panels tightly against one another. Because drywall sheets are large and unwieldy, it can be tough to get the joints tight enough. You’ll get the best results by following the installation sequence used by the pros. Always install ceiling drywall before hanging the wall panels.

Ceiling Panels

The general rule for hanging ceiling drywall is to install the largest panels you can handle. Standard panels come in 4-foot widths and 8-, 10- and 12-foot lengths. The long sides of the panels feature mild bevels, but the ends of the panels are blunt. Installation starts in one corner of the ceiling with the length of the drywall panels running perpendicular to the direction of the ceiling joists. If the room is wider than the length of the panels, measure and cut additional panels so the panels meet on the center of a joist. Called “breaking on...

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Thank you for the picture - six possibilities I can think of now I have seen it.

If you do the lift-up test I suggested - pushing gently (maybe 5-10 pounds) with both hands near but not at the edge, using a board with a blanket over it to spread the load so you do not crack it - if it will lift up, then it is coming loose, which tells us something. (May take two people - one lifting, one watching to see if the gap closes up). -

1) possibly due to water in the attic, weighting the insulation (but water has not made it through the insulation to wet and stain the drywall yet). This is rare with fiberglass as it does not hold water real well, so by the time it starts getting heavy, you generally have water staining, though not always - sometimes the vapor barrier holds a fair amoutn of water before letting it wet the drywall. However, with "cellulose" - the gray shredded newspaper that is blown in, it packs quite well and absorbs water like crazy so it can get quite heavy...

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